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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 am Reply with quote
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Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to repair a leaking pipe that that takes the rain from the roof and runs through the walls roof of an apartment block please?
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:05 pm Reply with quote
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the simple answer is no. if the pipe is leaking you need to locate the leak and replace or repair the fault.

before you do this check it is not coming through the roof and going behind the pipe including the outlet as it may be costly and messy if enclosed in concrete.

quite often the leak will not be the pipe so have a good check. good luck.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:30 pm Reply with quote
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OK, thanks for that.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:34 pm Reply with quote
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Another question.... What are the telltale signs water is getting behind the pipe? and what damage will it ultimately cause if left please?
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:29 pm Reply with quote
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Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to repair a leaking pipe that that takes the rain from the roof and runs through the walls roof of an apartment block please?

You say the pipe is leaking but where does the leak show? In the walls, the ceiling or where?

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:36 am Reply with quote
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We have the same problem, Warbler. So I'd be grateful if you would share your experience. We just blocked off the outlet on the roof.

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:16 am Reply with quote
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When these properties are built they install a 2.5in diameter downpipe in the concrete. These are left open and can get filled with concrete/rubble. These downpipes are not large enough to cope with the amount of rain we get here in the winter. If filled and blocked the water will flood the roofspace and find the dry joints and leak from there. I would find the outlet and see how much comes out when filled from the top. These can also get hair leaves or just mud and slime within the pipe and also end up blocked. I can let you know a man who can clean out the downpipes from below if the access is available.

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:06 am Reply with quote
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Hi chiploi, I'm actually asking for a friend, they have a damp patch coming through the top of the wall in the bathroom roughly where the downpipe is in the wall so this is why I suspect it is the pipe that is faulty.
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:08 am Reply with quote
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Hope this helps Patcon.
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 am Reply with quote
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Not necessary warbler. If the pipe is blocked in some way it will build up above the blockage and find its way to the push fit connection where it will leak into the concrete. I would pour water down the pipe and see if it come freely out of the outlet Could be rubble blockage or the downpipe needs cleaning.

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:58 am Reply with quote
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Will do, thank you so much. Also could you give me the phone number if it needs clearing please?
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:30 pm Reply with quote
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sorry for delay.
The man's name is Franco mobile 99595800

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Post: #13   PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm Reply with quote
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Thank you, sorry for my delay too haha
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Post: #14   PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:18 am Reply with quote
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Does "Warbler" indicate where you live?

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